Walkers’ challenge – try out Visit Somerset’s secret sea walks

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 April 2017

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Visit Somerset has launched a new project called Secret Sea Walks which it hopes will showcase the county’s beauty – here’s its first of 10 recommended walks...

Brean Down. Picture credit: James WaltersBrean Down. Picture credit: James Walters

The Visit Somerset tourism website will be revealing a secret walk every week for the next 10 weeks.

Its first walk showcases the beauty of the 58-mile coastal path between Minehead and Brean.

Brean Down. Picture: Ian BrodieBrean Down. Picture: Ian Brodie

On parts of the route walkers will pass a castle on a hill, a steam railway, a 1,000-year-old port, a waterfall onto a beach, rare rock formations, the UK’s shortest pier and much more.

You can download the first walk’s route, from Minehead to Brean, here.

Visit Somerset’s chief executive John Turner said: “From mud flats to soaring cliffs, waterfalls to some of the nation’s most stunning sunrises and sunsets, Somerset has a wide variety of beautiful coast walks which are reasonably flat and largely undiscovered.

“Our Secret Sea Walks will delight everyone, from families out exploring on day trips to seasoned walkers who like to find new routes and new adventures.

“We want to make sure our secret coastline is a secret no longer. It’s there for everyone to enjoy and we hope our ten walks will get as many people as possible out and about enjoying our wildlife, history and awe-inspiring scenery.”

The Mercury has compiled a list of walks of its own, here are 10 of the best walks in North Somerset or if you want to stay in Weston-super-Mare, check out one of these 5 great places to walk in the town.

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